There has been quite a bit of debate as of late about the Hoodoo's parking lot and who is going to pay for the upgrade.

Mayor of Drumheller, Heather Colberg and two of the town councilors Tom Zariski and Fred Makowecki have been diligently lobbying, plus taking a trip to Edmonton to see the Minister of Tourism about the parking lot at the Hoodoos on highway 10.

"We're really working hard and we're writing letters and we've gone up to Edmonton to have meetings to find ways to have the Provincial Government help, so it's not absorbed by the residents of the community," states Colberg.

Colberg and her team are engaging residents concerns and are up to the challenge to push for the government to help with the costs of this enhancement.

"The Provincial government owns the Hoodoos site but the town owns the parking lot," says Mayor Colberg, "So we're lobbying to the Government to try and help get funding from them to help pay for the parking lot because ultimately it's there to service the Hoodoos."

The main reason for the upgrade of the Hoodoos parking lot is safety for the many tourists and locals who visit this site.

"The best way ultimately is to see if they will help, because the concern there is safety. Forty-foot buses backing up and you have no control of traffic. There is no real flow, so we're really hoping that they will come to the plate and help us with this," said Colberg.

At this time there is not a commitment of help from the Provincial Government and the proposal is only in the first stages of the process.

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